For months residents in a Fort Lauderdale community say they dealt with two major issues — a group of sex offenders and a group of homeless people living under bridges near their homes causing problems.
A west Central Florida county wants to crack down on where sex offenders can live.
The Florida Senate wasted no time passing a package of bills that are designed to strengthen sexual predator laws. The laws passed on the first day of the legislature’s annual session.
There are more than 60,000 sex offenders and predators on the state’s Sex Offender Registry—and more than 600 have active registration involving college or high learning institutions.
The Florida Legislature is poised to strengthen the Jimmy Ryce Act, named for a Miami-Dade County boy who was raped and murdered in 1995, after the high-profile killing of a Jacksonville girl this summer and a newspaper series showing the state isn’t doing enough to prevent sexually violent predators from striking again.
In order to keep more sex offenders from congregating overnight on the sidewalk in one Shorecrest neighborhood, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff thinks he’s found the solution.
The Miami City Commission is taking up its battle against homeless sex offenders again. Thursday, the commission voted to sue the state of Florida to stop sending sex offenders to live at the corner of NE 10th and 79th Street in Miami.
Two years after a homeless encampment under the Julia Causeway was cleared of sex offenders and fenced off to keep them from returning, a new gathering place has popped up in the Shorecrest neighborhood in northeast Miami.
A judge ruled that a religious group in Palm Beach County violated federal law after it evicted families from a complex in order to house former inmates.